ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B

First Reading: Ezekiel 17:22-24

A reading from the book of the prophet Ezekiel.

Your God says this:

From the crest of the cedar,
from its topmost branches,
I will tear off a tender shoot
and plant it on a high and lofty mountain;
on the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it.

It will put forth branches and bear fruit.
and become a majestic cedar.
Birds of every kind will nest beneath it;
they will nest in the shade of its boughs.
And all the trees of the field will know
that I am Your God.

I bring low the tall tree,
lift high the lowly tree,
dry up the green tree,
and make the withered tree bloom.

As I, Your God, have spoken, so will I do.

The Word of God recorded in the book of the prophet Ezekiel.

ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 92

Response: O God, it is good to give You thanks.

O God, it is good to give You thanks,

to sing psalms to Your Name, 0 Most High.

To declare Your love in the morning

and Your faithfulness every night

R: O God, it is good to give You thanks.

The just flourish like a palm tree,

they grow tall as a cedar of Lebanon.

Planted as they are in the house of the Creator,

they flourish in the courts of Our God.

R: O God, it is good to give You thanks.

Bearing fruit in old age like trees full of sap,

vigorous, wide spreading.

Eager to declare that Our God is just,

my Rock, in whom there is no wrong.

R: O God, it is good to give You thanks.